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  • Apply now for the 2017 Avi Shabbat Micro-Grant Program.
  • Our strength is the ability to create safe places for civil, nuanced, and indepth conversation.
  • Active listening and empathy are critical to any meaningful interaction.
  • We are a convener of diverse conversations.
  • Program participants engage with outstanding scholars and thinkers.
  • We empower students to be change-makers.


Be A Change Maker

Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 Avi Shabbat Micro-Grant Program.

The Avi Shabbat Program was created by ASF nearly seven years ago, in memory of Avi Schaefer, for the purpose of bringing together students on college campuses for a communal meal and shared conversation that incorporates one of the following themes:

  • Promoting open and respectful discourse within the Jewish community, specifically surrounding conversations about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.
  • Fostering interfaith understanding and cross-cultural encounters.

Nearly 100 campuses across North America have participated in an Avi Shabbat since its inception. We invite you and to join our movement to empower young people and apply again – or for the first time – to host an Avi Shabbat in 2017.

Applications accepted through January 20th, 2017.

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